The New England Patriots keep dealing with injuries, and tight end Rob Gronkowski needs some more time to recover. The team is getting ready to challenge the Green Bay Packers on Sunday, and this is one of the most challenging games in the regular season.
Rob Gronkowski was limited on Wednesday’s practice, and was also held today. The team cited his ankle and back injury on their injury report. Gronk missed the team’s matchup against the Bears, but played against the Buffalo Bills. Maybe his back is sore again or maybe Belichick is just trying to rest him until Gronk recovers completely.
Gronk ended his presser on Wednesday after reporters asked him about his lack of production in the red zone. But, that does not change the fact that he played really well so far. He was able to catch 29 passes for 448 yards and just one touchdown.
The tight end did spoke to media members after Thursday’s practice, so his condition is not that bad.
Nicholas Grigsby, Shaq Mason and Brian Schwenke did not practice on Thursday, too.
Here is the full injury report:
WR Julian Edelman (ankle/illness) – Limited
LB Nicholas Grigsby (illness) – Did Not Participate
TE Jacob Hollister (hamstring) – Limited
G Shaq Mason (calf) – Did Not Participate
OL Brian Schwenke (foot) – Did Not Participate
P Ryan Allen (ankle) – Limited
OT Trent Brown (ankle) – Limited
OT Marcus Cannon (concussion) – Limited
LS Joe Cardona (shoulder) – Limited
WR Josh Gordon (hamstring) – Limited
DE Geneo Grissom (ankle) – Limited
TE Rob Gronkowski (ankle/back) – Did Not Participate
LB Dont’a Hightower (knee) – Limited
RB Sony Michel (knee) – Limited
DE John Simon (shoulder) – Limited
Julian Edelman returned to practice, but was limited after missing yesterday’s session due to his illness and ankle injury.